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From Daniel Oliver   [4–8 February 1862]

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Cites descriptions of melastomads in C. V. Naudin, Annales des Sciences Naturelles 3d ser., vols. 12–18.

Author:  Daniel Oliver
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [4–8 Feb 1862]
Classmark:  DAR 205.8 (Letters)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2916
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Race, Civilization, and Progress

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Darwin's first reflections on human progress were prompted by his experiences in the slave-owning colony of Brazil, and by his encounters with the Yahgan peoples of Tierra del Fuego. Harsh conditions, privation, poor climate, bondage and servitude,…

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  • … at Cambridge, John Stevens Henslow. Letter 204 : Darwin to Henslow, J. S., 11 April …

Dramatisation script

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Re: Design – Adaptation of the Correspondence of Charles Darwin, Asa Gray and others… by Craig Baxter – as performed 25 March 2007

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  • … have won, hurrah, hurrah, 2795 games! GRAY:   204   It would do [Mrs Gray] good to …
  • … 203  C DARWIN TO A GRAY 28 JANUARY 1876 204  FROM A GRAY 11 DECEMBER 1874 …

Falkland Islands

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'Man in his primitive wildness'

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  • … Describes his geological and zoological observations of Tierra del Fuego and the Falkland Islands, …

Fuegia Basket (Yokcushlu)

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Fuegia Basket was known as Yokcushlu among the Alakaluf, or canoe people from the western part of Tierra del Fuego. She was one of the hostages seized by Robert FitzRoy, after the small boat used for surveying the narrow inlets of the coast of Tierra del…

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  • … Fuegia Basket was known as Yokcushlu among the Alakaluf, or canoe people from the western part of …

Darwin's in letters, 1873: Animal or vegetable?

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Having laboured for nearly five years on human evolution, sexual selection, and the expression of emotions, Darwin was able to devote 1873 almost exclusively to his beloved plants. He resumed work on the digestive powers of sundews and Venus fly traps, and…

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  • … or previously acquired knowledge” (A. R. Wallace 1870, p. 204). Moggridge suggested instead that …

List of correspondents

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Below is a list of Darwin's correspondents with the number of letters for each one. Click on a name to see the letters Darwin exchanged with that correspondent.    "A child of God" (1) Abberley,…

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  • … (1) Unidentified (204) Union Bank (1 …